Author: Lisheng Cao
In 2011, Jasmine Group expanded to have 49 youth members and 34 adult members. We supported 14 international cultural events in the Kansas City area, including Chinese New Year Celebration (hosted by KCCAA, Santa Martha Retirement Community, and Malaysian Association), Kansas City Ethnic Festival, New Immigrant and the American Dream: Spotlight on China, Jasmine Youth Community Service "Giving Heart" Program at Garden Terrace Senior Nursing Home, etc. Jasmine Dance Group also continued the youth leadership and writer programs to allow our youth members more opportunity to involve in community services.
We also select six youth members to be our Jasmine Youth Stars each year. The 2011 Jasmine Youth Stars go to Cindy Wang (24 hours), Megan Lu (18 hours), Anna Tang (14 hours), Jet Patterson(14 hours), Vivian Zeng (14 hours), Elan Jiang (12 hours), and Renny Ma (12 hours) (Pictured below in order from left to right). Congratulations to our youth stars!
From 2011, we are starting a new award to recognize the most supporting parents based on the most performances the youth member attended. The 2011 award goes to Megan Lu’s parents - Wei Lu & Zhongling Xu! Thank them very much for their strong support.